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Edlavitch JCC of Washington (Chief Financial Officer)

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The Edlavitch DCJCC (EDCJCC) is the Jewish community's address in our Nation's Capital, providing uniquely urban educational, social, cultural and fitness programs to the metro DC community. The mission of the EDCJCC is to preserve and strengthen Jewish identity, heritage, tradition and values through a wide variety of social, cultural, recreational, and educational programs and services. Though its primary focus is on the Jewish community, membership and participation in activities of the EDCJCC are open to all residents of the metropolitan area. Originally established in Washington in the 1920s, the EDCJCC is now visited by over 50,000 individuals each year.

The EDCJCC provides an array of programs to the Washington DC community, including:

Arts  Located near Dupont Circle, the EDCJCC is the only JCC in the nation to employ a professional acting company as one of its programs. Theater J, which produces several full-scale performances each season in the Centers Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, seeks to celebrate and explore the complexities and nuances of both the Jewish experience and the universal human condition. In addition to Theater J, EDCJCCs Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts annually produces the Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Washington Jewish Music Festival, as well as other events designed to showcase the rich history and culture of Jewish arts.

Early Childhood, Youth, and Family  The EDCJCCs Preschool serves over 100 children ages 2-5 and is committed to providing a child-centered, emergent curriculum that promotes a collaborative learning environment. Children of all ages can partake in the EDCJCCs after school programs, which offer exposure to diverse subjects including chess, language classes, and music lessons, or enroll in one of the many camp sessions, which run year round. Additionally, the EDCJCC has a Parenting Center that provides parents with support and guidance, ranging from parenthood preparation to infant care to family management.

Jewish Living  The Leo & Anna Smilow Center for Jewish Living and Learning offers classes such as Introduction to Judaism, Bible Study, and Interfaith Workshops. The EDCJCC is also a central gathering place for the community on Shabbat and holidays.
Networks  The EDCJCC hosts several social networks designed to bring together different subsets of the community, including EntryPointDC for young Jewish professionals, GLOE for the GLBTQ Community, a senior lunch program, and Inclusion Programming for individuals with disabilities.

Fitness  The Health and Fitness Center provides group exercise classes, one-on-one training, and wellness workshops for both members and non-members. Class options include yoga, aquatics, and martial arts. The Center also hosts recreational sports leagues throughout the year.

The Edlavitch JCC of Washington DC has a $9M+ operating budget, full-time staff of 85, and approximately 200 seasonal and part-time staff. For more information, please visit www.edcjcc.org.